Who are the famous Hispanics? To answer this question in its entirety, one must first take into account that Latin America covers a lot of ground. So are the Hispanics that through their exhausted efforts managed to gain recognition and fame by becoming literary figures in the history of Latin America.
There is a vast number of these Hispanic conquerors of fame and fortune in Latin America who from the discovery of the New World to the present time have gained historical recognition for their unique contributions to the development not only of the Latin countries, but other countries as well. To name them all in a single unit would be a very difficult task for anyone to accomplish because of both time and space limitations. It is in this spirit that I decided to focus my studies only and exclusively on those Hispanic figures who perhaps are lacking recognition in the Social Studies curriculum in the city where I’m currently teaching. After years of teaching Social Studies materials to both High and Middle School students, I notice the existence of a tremendous gap when dealing with areas of Latin America studies. The purpose of this unit is to fill the gap.